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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
trivialis,-e (adj.B): commonplace, ordinary, found everywhere; see common;

- nomen triviale, specific epithet; nomina trivialia forte admitti possunt modo, quo in Pane suecico usus sum; constarent haec vocabulo unico, vocabulo libere undequaque desumpto; ratione haec praecipue evicti, quod differentia saepe longa evadit, ut non ubique commode usurpetur, et dein mutationi obnoxia, novis detectis speciebus, e.g. Pyrola irregularis, Pyrola Halleriana, Pyrola secunda, Pyrola umbellata, Pyrola uniflora (Linnaeus, Phil. bot. 202; (1751), trivial names may be admitted after a fashion, as I have used them in Pan suecicus; thay consist of a single word, a word freely taken from anywhere; the chief reason, which cannot be gainsaid, is that the differential character is often so long, that it cannot everywhere be conveniently used and is subject to change through new species being discovered, e.g. Pyrola irregularis, Pyrola Halleriana, Pyrola secunda, Pyrola umbellata, Pyrola uniflora (Stearn 1983).

Lactarius trivialis, a mushroom, as is Cortinarius trivialis. Rubus trivialis Michx. 'ordinary.'

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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